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I've been on several cruises with other lines, this was the first on Norwegian. The ship was beautiful, well appointed and stylish. However, it was much too big! 20 decks is a bit much and I felt that because of the amount of passengers accommodated by the Escape, the room size suffered. Cabins were small, low ceilings and a bit claustrophobic. Not enough pools on ship for all those passengers and while the "fun zone" was an added attraction for kids and young teens, it was a bit much. Also, travel agent didn't inform us that this was a "family cruise", meaning a lot of young kids and teens. Not enough pools on ship for 4000 passengers, couldn't even get near a pool and if you did, you were squashed into a small area. Specialty dining was okay, liked the Brazilian restaurant the most. Others fell short, especially the Seafood restaurant. Main dining room was the best bet for dinner, and the Garden Café was perfect for breakfast and lunch.

Very large ship

Norwegian Escape Cruise Review by maryemma

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2018
  • Destination: Bermuda
  • Cabin Type: Inside Stateroom
I've been on several cruises with other lines, this was the first on Norwegian. The ship was beautiful, well appointed and stylish. However, it was much too big! 20 decks is a bit much and I felt that because of the amount of passengers accommodated by the Escape, the room size suffered. Cabins were small, low ceilings and a bit claustrophobic. Not enough pools on ship for all those passengers and while the "fun zone" was an added attraction for kids and young teens, it was a bit much.

Also, travel agent didn't inform us that this was a "family cruise", meaning a lot of young kids and teens. Not enough pools on ship for 4000 passengers, couldn't even get near a pool and if you did, you were squashed into a small area. Specialty dining was okay, liked the Brazilian restaurant the most. Others fell short, especially the Seafood restaurant. Main dining room was the best bet for dinner, and the Garden Café was perfect for breakfast and lunch.
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Inside Stateroom
Cabin IC 11419
Very small, claustrophobic feeling.
Deck 14 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins